Category Archives: Trout

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Trout Fishing Near Christchurch, Ellesmere, Cam, Kaiapoi, Heathcote

Doug Hunt 20.15 lb brown trout caught in the Avon River, Christchurch, New Zealand. This is not a hatchery-reared fish or one that has been feeding on pellets from a fish farm. It has grown to this huge size naturally.

Trout Fishing Near Christchurch City I’m often asked the question, “Where is a good place to catch a trout close to Christchurch ?” In truth, this is now a more difficult question to answer than it was a couple of decades years ago. Sure there are still good trout to be caught close to the city, but they just aren’t around in More...

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Murray with a beautiful back country brown trout.
By Allan Burgess On Saturday, February 2nd, 2019
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Fiordland Back Country Trout Fishing – Lake Te Anau & Eglinton River

Fiordland Back Country Trout Fishing by Murray Knowles Murray with a beautiful backcountry brown trout. Opening Day, of what we used to regard as the high-country water, is always a special date for the keen fly More...

Shane Wright and Murray McKnight spotting a monster. Featured image.
By Allan Burgess On Tuesday, December 4th, 2018
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Peat Streams – Fly Fishing Peat Water Streams of Otago and Southland

Home » Trout Peat Streams – Summer Fishing the Peat Water Streams of Otago and Southland by Monty Wright Shane Wright and Murray McKnight spotting a monster. Peat Streams Sprinkled throughout Otago and Southland More...

The Cam River - good beetle rises after dark. Featured image.
By Allan Burgess On Monday, December 3rd, 2018
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Tups Indispensable and Fly Fishing Small Streams Around Canterbury

Tups Indispensable and Small Streams Around Canterbury with John Hey A number of small streams flow around Canterbury and while they don’t hold large populations of fish they are very enjoyable places to fish More...

Avoid Frightening Weary Trout
By Allan Burgess On Monday, November 26th, 2018
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Avoid Frightening Weary Trout – The Silent Approach by Monty Wright

How to Avoid Frightening Weary Trout – Walk Softly, Stay Low, and Wear Camouflage Clothing by Monty Wright Monty holding a nice rainbow. Note the subdued green and earthy colours. Try to avoid red, yellow More...

Monty Wright with 12 lb rainbow hen from the Caples River. Photograph John Todd.
By Allan Burgess On Saturday, October 27th, 2018
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Caples and Greenstone Rivers, and the Black Rock, Otago

Home » Trout Caples and Greenstone Rivers, and the Story of the Black Rock by Monty Wright Monty Wright with 12 lb rainbow hen from the Caples River. Photograph John Todd. It was a beautiful clear morning as John More...

Johnny Richards with a big sea-run brown trout caught at the Rakaia River mouth.
By Allan Burgess On Sunday, October 21st, 2018
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Rakaia River Mouth a Top Spot for Sea-Run Trout Fishing

Home » Trout Surf fishing the Rakaia River mouth at first light for kahawai and sea-run brown trout. Rakaia River Mouth Sea-Run Trout Fishing Some years the Rakaia River can experience unusually low flows More...

Meppes Black Fury featured image
By Allan Burgess On Saturday, October 20th, 2018
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Mepps Black Fury – Trout Blade Spinner

Mepps Black Fury Mepps Black Fury blade spinner. Many Kiwi anglers refer to a trout lure as a spinner even if it doesn’t actually spin. The black blade on a Mepps Black Fury really does spin! it spins around More...

Denis Brundell helping Rod across the Greenstone River. Fishing the Caples River. Featured Image.
By Allan Burgess On Saturday, October 6th, 2018
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Caples River – The Dart, Diamond Creek, and the Rees – all in flood

Home » Trout Caples River – The Dart, Diamond Creek, and the Rees – were all in flood – Fly Fishing New Zealand by Monty Wright Denis Brundell helping Rod across the Greenstone River. We set off More...

Glimmy brass trout spoon lure or spinner bait. Featured image.
By Allan Burgess On Thursday, September 27th, 2018
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Glimmy Brass Spoon Trout Spinner – An Oldie Very Effective Fish Taker

Home » Trout Glimmy Brass Spoon by Allan Burgess Glimmy brass trout spoon lure or spinner bait. This brass spoon was known originally as a Glimmy, or Record Little Glimmy was part of a vast range of spinnerbaits More...